As CEO, Kent is responsible for maintaining BluSky’s history of 96 Proof customer service, its award-winning status as one of the Best Places to Work, and growing the company.
Exceptional customer service and driving a remarkable culture are the foundation through which Kent focuses on driving financial success and growth in enterprise value. His history of driving value-added results and achieving corporate goals and growth in enterprise value is evidenced by his key role in leading three companies through successful acquisitions. He is known most for his strong work ethic, uncompromising integrity, results-oriented approach, and focus on people as the driver for results.
Kent’s business experience has been broad and varied. For much of his career, Kent has been in a corporate finance role, which includes holding multiple Chief Financial Officer positions. Many of his finance roles included heavy operational experience, and Kent has had direct management responsibility for manufacturing, supply chain, business development, information technology, and human resources. Kent has operated with companies in all stages, from start-up operations to Fortune 500 firms, and has had two rotations internationally spanning five years in Europe and Asia. He began his career as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche in public accounting.
Kent is known for speaking and writing on several topics including mergers and acquisitions, company culture, and business social responsibility.
Kent received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. His received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business, majoring in Accounting, from Colorado State University.
Kent has been involved with Boys & Girls Clubs for 20 years, and is a board member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. Kent is also on the board of Mentor Colorado and is a member of the Denver chapter of Legatus. Kent is a committed husband and father. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have 3 sons: Kyle, Eric and Andy.